Accountant (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Corporate Functions
Job Area:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Entry level
Date:  Jul 3, 2024


HRS, a pioneer in business travel, aims to elevate every stay through innovative technology. With over 50 years of experience, their digital platform, driven by ProcureTech, TravelTech, and FinTech, transforms how companies and travelers Stay, Work, and Pay.

ProcureTech digitally revolutionizes lodging procurement, connecting corporations and suppliers in a cutting-edge ecosystem. This enables seamless efficiency and automation, surpassing travelers' expectations.

TravelTech redefines the online lodging experience, offering personalized content from selection to check-in, ensuring an unparalleled journey for corporate travelers.

In FinTech, HRS introduces advancements like mobile banking and digital payments, turning corporate back offices into touchless lodging enablers, eliminating legacy cost barriers. The innovative 2-click book-to-pay feature streamlines interactions for travelers and hoteliers.

Combining these technology propositions, HRS unlocks exponential catalyst effects. Their data-driven focus delivers value-added services and high-return network effects, creating substantial customer value.

HRS's exponential growth since 1972 serves over 35% of the global Fortune 500 and leading hotel chains.

Join HRS to shape the future of business travel, empowered by a culture of growth and setting new industry standards worldwide.


At HRS we understand Finance as a value-enabling function as it is an essential ingredient to our business success. In order to ensure the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support all business activities, it comprises all major related responsibilities: from Financial and Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Advising and longer-term financing, Tax Management, Investment Management, to Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting and Forecasting as well as Financial Reporting and Analysis to assisting and challenging the CEO, Business Unit Leaders and Managers in making key strategic decisions. 
The department is set up as a shared service for the HRS Group with a cross-location team of around 40 experts, headed by the CFO and his Management Team, working on standardized workflows to increase efficiency on the one hand and apply state of the art decision-making tools and principle-based recommendations to foster organizational resilience in times of rapid change on the other.


We are looking for a Cologne based Accountant (all genders) to join our team of dedicated professionals.


•    Independent processing of general ledger and sub-ledgers as well as responsibility for balance sheet account reconciliation
•    Ensuring the proper processing of all accounting transactions as well as guiding the (junior) accountants in the team on procedural issues
•    Participation in the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements in accordance with the German accounting principles (HGB)
•    Preparation of VAT statements as well as statistical reports in accordance with applicable regulations
•    Preparation of internal reports as support for the Finance Manager
•    Development and improvement of accounting-related processes
•    Contact person for our colleagues in Group Accounting, Controlling and Treasury
•    Support for annual audits and tax audits as well as contact for auditors and tax consultants


•    Completed commercial training or business management studies
•    Several years of professional experience in a comparable area
•    Practical knowledge from accounting according to HGB
•    Experience in the comprehensive accounting of accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed assets in both the sub-ledger and general ledger, as well as accrual accounting
•    In-depth knowledge of national sales tax law
•    Practical experience in working with ERP systems (MS Navision, SAP)
•    Very good understanding of numbers as well as good analytical skills in evaluating numbers and data combined with a good sense of order
•    High degree of hands-on mentality, commitment, team spirit as well as an independent and responsible way of working
•    Fluent German and good English skills


Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.


The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  17757

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